The legendary Krakatau lies about 60 km from Carita Beach. Today only a small part of the origin volcano remains, but when Krakatau blew itself apart in 1883, in one of the world’s greatest and the most catastrophic eruptions, the effects were recorded far beyond Sunda strait and it achieved instant and lasting infamy.
For centuries Krakatau had been a familiar nautical landmark for much of the world’s maritime traffic which was funneled through the narrow Sunda Strait. The volcano had been dormant since 1680 and was widely regarded as extinct but from may through to early August in 1883 passing ship reported moderate activity, by 26 August Krakatau was raging and explosions become more and more violent. At 10 am on 27 August Krakatau erupted with the biggest bang ever recorded on earth. On the island Rodriguez more than 4600 km to the SW, police chief reported hearing booming of “ heavy guns from eastward’; in Alice Spring, 3500 km to the SE , Resident also reported hearing strange explosions from the NW.
With its cataclysmic explosion, Krakatau sent up a recorded column of ash 80 km high and threw to air nearly 20 cubic km of rock. Ash felt on Singapore 840 km to the North and on ships as far as 600 km away; the darkness covered Sunda Strait from 10 am on 27 until dawn the next day. Giant tsunamis more than 40 meters high swept over the nearby shores of Java and Sumatra; and the sea wave’s passage was recorded far from Krakatau reaching Aden in 12 hrs over a distance ‘ traveled by good steamer in 12 days. Coastal java and Sumatra were devastated; 165 villages were destroyed and more than 40.000 people killed.
The following days telegram sent to Singapore from Batavia (160 km east Krakatau) reported odd details such as’ fish dizzy and caught with glee by native’! Three months later the dust thrown into the atmosphere caused such vivid sunsets in USA that fire engines were being called out to quench the apparent fires and for three years it continued to circle the earth, creating strange and spectacular sunset
The astonishing return of life to the devastated island has been the subject of scientific study ever since. Not a simple palnt was found on Krakatau a few months after the event; 100 years later – although the island are virtually bereft of fauna except for snakes, insects, rats, bats and birds. It seems almost as though the vegetation was never disturbed.
Krakatau basically blew itself to smithereens, but roughly where the 1883 eruption began. Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) has been vigorously growing even since its first appearance 1927. it has a restless and un certain temperament, sending out shower of glowing rock and belching smoke and ashes but boats can land on the east side and it is possible to climright up the cinder cones to the caldera. It is a hard scramble up to the loose slopes to the outer rim with fine view s of the fuming caldera and the surrounding sea and island. We venture farther to the very lip crater but be careful. In 1993 Krakatau belched a load of molten rock on one unfortunate tourist who ventured too close.
|Tour Type||Volcano Tour - Adventure|
|Difficulty||Easy - Moderate|
|Tour Character||Boat Trip by fastboat - sight seeing overland - stay an over night at hotel|
|Duration||4 days 3 nights
We could pick you up in Jakarta city or you can drive by your own car directly to West Coast Of Banten ( Carita Beach). It takes about 4 hours, check in at hotel
DAY 03 : Carita Beach - Baduy Tribe - Bogor
Today start early morning after you'd breakfast we are about ready to Baduy Village. It takes about 5 hours-drive. Before continue to walk we take a rest and lunch. An then start trekking from kadu ketuk village through hills, rice field (huma) and some villages. sight seeing Baduy's community in their live and the cultures. Late afternoon, ready to drive to Bogor. Check in at hotel. Free program (B, L)
DAY 04 : Bogor - Jakarta
After breakfast we are going to visit Botanical Garden (110 hectares). Found in 1817, it has a collection of more than 15.000 different species of tropical plants to delicate orchids than visit one interesting site is Zoological Museum offering its collections of various Indonesia fauna and 120.000 rare scientific books. Back to Jakarta (B) Your next destination.
- Please book min 1 week before departure
- Booking confirmation subject to the availability of accommodation
- Itinerary subject to change due to unforeseen condition.
- Bring trekking/sport shoes, repellent, towel, swimming wear,sun block, hat and camera
- All tour durations is flexible according to your schedule and budget. we can arrange airport transfer and hotel